Ten Steps to Creating an Above Ground Pool
1. Get the necessary tools
Before building an above ground pool, ensure that all equipment needed are available. For those who do not have the required tools at home, a quick drive to an equipment outlet will do the trick. Some of the tools that are needed are a shovel, rake, duct tape, filter, tape measure, level.
2. Determine the Pool Spot
The next thing to do is choose the area you want your pool to be. It is advised that the pool is placed about 8 to 10 feet away from trees. Underground obstruction like tree roots and steep slopes should be avoided in this case.
3. Prepare the Area
It is important that the ground should be leveled to perfect the structure or balance of the pool. To achieve this, a long straight board with a level can be used to measure the levelness of the spot chosen. Also, transit can be rented and used to find the level area.
4. Locate the Middle Point
Find the center point of the area. It is where the middle of the pool should be. Use a fence or a swing as an existing route and take appropriate measurements from there. Mark that spot. Use a tape measure to get dimensions to half of the breadth of the pool from the marked spot. That will serve as the middle point. Put an object there for indication.
5. Estimate the Size of the Pool
This measurement might not be the exact size for the wall of the pool, but it provides an estimate and guideline while constructing. Use the radius measure of the tape to take measurements and add one foot to it. Mark this dimensions all around the center point.
6. Remove Grasses From the Area
It is not hygienic to construct the pool on top of any grass or sod. Building the pool on grass will make the bottom unbalanced. Using a sod remover makes the job much easier.
7. Scrape the Area
After removing the sod, the next thing to do is to rake the area to clean it. It removes any grass that might be left. The rake will pick up roots, rocks or dirt that may obstruct the process.
8. Base Structure the Pool Area
It is important to double check the area to make sure it is leveled. The entire area should be at least 1 inch of being leveled entirely. Rather than building up small areas, dig down any high area for safety purposes.
9.Determine the Best Type of DIY Pool for your Home
Galvanized stock tank, wood, bricks, dumpster tanks are some of the best DIY pools around. Use a waterproof ground sheet and attach a skimmer to the side of the pool.
10. Fill the Pool
Your pool water level should be around 1/3 and ½ up the skimmer.